Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Haunting Christmas Frame

Hello Everyone,

This is my project for the SweetSassyDiva blog this week, if you haven't noticed already... I love making frames. I made this frame using the Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge. This is such a super easy and quick project. I used the 3M-Post It paper to cut out the base of the tree as well as the layers. Wow, I love this paper, it was such a breeze to put the layers of the tree together since i did not have to mess with gluing them down because the back side of the paper is sticky already. I just distressed the the layers with Tim Holtz distress ink and stuck them down. I put some flower soft on the tree to give it some extra texture and dimension. Hope you like!!


-Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
-3M Post It Paper
-Prima Bling
-Flower Soft
-Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings and Christmas Solutions

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Seasons Greetings Frame Graphic 45

Hello Everyone! Hope you are having an awesome week. I made this cute Christmas Frame / Wall Hanging for the Cricut Monthly Challenge. I just love the way it came out, especially the Cheeky Christmas stamp from The Greeting Farms. This is a working frame that has an opening at the top so you can insert a photo of your family and then hang it up (or just leave it as is, which is what i am doing with this one, just as a home decor).

The SweetSassyDiva design team received some cardstock from 3M Post-It to try out and give reviews. I used some of it on this project and will most definitely be using it in future projects. It is an adhesive backed cardstock, so all of the tiny little pieces that we all hate gluing onto our projects (like eyes and mouths, etc.), we don't have to use glue anymore, we can directly take it from our mats to our projects without loosing any pieces (ok maybe it's just me that looses those tiny pieces LOL). How exciting is that!! It also works really well with the Cricut as well as the Sizzix Big Shot. I have used it three different ways in this project and will be showing you all sorts of different ways it can be used in the next few weeks. You can purchase the 3M Post-It paper at your local Joann's.

- Medium Weight Chipboard - 2 Pieces, one for the frame and another one for the back of the frame.
- Graphic 45 Christmas Past Deluxe Edition Paper
- I used the Sizzix Big Shot and the Baroque Die by Tim Holtz for the base of my frame, but you can also use your Cricut and a cute image that is similar from the Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge.
- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint in Modern Red
- Ranger Aderondeck Paint Dobber in Gold
- Ranger Diamond Stickles
- Christmas Solutions Cricut Cartridge
- Prima Flowers
- Prima Bling
- Prima Lace
- Provo Craft Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
- Green Felt
- Sizzix Flowers Die (to make the leaves shape)
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
- Shimmer Modge Podge - Gold
- Copic Markers
- Post It Paper by 3M in White
- The Greeting Farms Cheeky Xmas Stamp

The first thing i did was cut out my frame with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Tim Holtz Baroque die, then I painted that with the Claudine Hellmuth paint and set a side to dry. In the mean time I worked on my title for the frame using my Expression and the Christmas Solutions cartridge (this was cut at 1"), I used the 3M Post-It paper in white and then i painted over it after i cut it out with the Gold Adirondack Dobber. I really love this paper, because i don't have to use glue with it (I hate adding glue to small pieces or letters, this is truly the perfect solution for that). Once the frame was dry, i covered it with Shimmer Modge Podge to make it sturdy and to give it a very nice finished look.

I glimmer misted my Prima flowers with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, used my Sizzix to cut out felt leaves for the flower, then embossed the felt to give it a nice dimension. Used my hot glue gun to put it all together and stuck it onto my frame.

I then started to work on my Xmas Cheeky girl with my copic markers. I used the white 3M Post it Paper on her as well. The reason i did this is because i wanted to add some glitter to the back of her, because i knew she would stick out a little bit and i did not want the back to just be plain white. So, i stamped her on the non sticky side and then once i was done coloring her in, i took the backing off and sprinkled some Martha Stewart glitter on the back. I am so loving this paper, you can do so much with it. I then finished her off with some Diamond stickles.

This frame would be a perfect gift for the holidays, I have actually made several different ones as gifts and on the back of each of them I have attached an envelope so that you can write a little note inside for the person, and then they can put little pictures or memorabila from the year in the envelope, maybe some journaling.

Thanks for looking!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Hello Everyone!! I am the Designer on Pam's blog today, The Bug Bytes, make sure you check it out!!

I am here to share some Christmas cards I made for some friends. They are super quick and easy, I needed a way to make beautiful cards in no time, since I have so many projects going on right now. I used the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection, this collection is so gorgeous. I am doing layouts with it, cards, an Advent calendar, Christmas Ornaments, you guys need to check this collection out. The Advent Calendar should be up on my blog sometime later this week!! (Please visit for all supplies used today, including the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge).

I added some Prima flowers and bling along with some Stickles from Ranger. Next I cut out some sentiments from the Winter Frolic Cartridge and i was done. Enjoy!!



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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SweetSassyDiva - Week 3 - Visiting the Pumpkin Patch Layout

-October 31st Cricut Cartridge
-Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge (Exclusive to Gypsy Owners)
-Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Paper Collection
-Recollections Halloween Border Strips from Michaels
-I-Rock Bling

This week we were supposed to use the Smiley Cards cartridge on a project of our choice. I still have not scrapped photos from last fall, so I thought I would use this opportunity to do that. As I was looking through this cartridge on my Gypsy I found that it has some great images for the holidays, it has pumpkins, snowmen, apples, a caramel apple and many more. I chose to use this very cute pumpkin as the center piece for my layout (I just love all of the emoticons on this cartridge). I also used the October 31st cartridge to cut out my title "Pumpkin Patch", and then just cut out some patterned paper from Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection. I still have some scraps that I wanted to use, so i used them to mat my photos. Super easy and quick layout!!

For my layout I used a sketch that i saw on the Scrapyland Blog, Susan (blog keeper) has some of the best sketches, most of the time you are using more then one photo per layout and I just love that because I always have so many photos. Be sure to check them out when you get a chance, they are super easy to follow as well. Most of the supplies that I used (including Cricut Cartridges) can be found at (besides the border strips).

Thanks for Looking!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Card


-Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland 8 x 8 Paper Pad
-Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die
-Cricut Cartridge Wild Card
-Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder
-Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
-Tim Holtz Disress Inks in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
-Prima Lace
-Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl and Tattered Leather
-I-Rock and Bling

I am so excited to share this Thanksgiving card with you that i designed for the SweetSassyDiva blog!! I absolutely love this time of year. You guys will see a ton of fun themed projects throughout the next two months so stay tuned!

The card is sized at 5.5"H x 4.5"T, I cut out the bottom piece of the designed paper at 5.25"H x 4.25"H and the other pieces of the designed paper i kind of just eye balled what looked good to me. I distressed the edges of the design paper with my Tim Holtz edger and then inked over it with Walnut Stain distress ink. I next cut out all of the pieces with my Cricut and Sizzix Big Shot. For the leaves, the scallop layer and the sentiment i used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge (cut out at 6"T) and for the bird cut out i used the Tim Holtz bird cage die (the bird was cut out on medium weight chipboard). Next, I embossed the leaves, the bird and the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder and then sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist. This gave it an amazing duo color tone. I then finished it off with some Prima Lace and some I-Rock bling.

Hope you like it!!

Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think.